In an interview with the New York Times, the actress revealed how the director of the HBO miniseries, Craig Zobel, assured her that he planned to digitally remove “a piece of a bulging belly” that was noticeable in a sex scene with Guy Pearce . “Don’t even think about it!”
This Monday, May 30, one of the most acclaimed series of the season ended , ‘Mare of Easttown’ , the police drama starring Kate Winslet on HBO, which has also been applauded for the truth that her character emanates. And is that Inspector Sheehan is a real woman, whose natural appearance the actress herself defended tooth and nail, to the point that she even prohibited any digital retouching of her body in a sex scene.
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In an interview for the New York Times, the actress revealed how the director of the HBO miniseries, Craig Zobel, assured her that he planned to digitally remove “a piece of a bulging belly” from the interpreter in a sex scene in which she appeared half-naked with G uy Pearce.
However, she was adamantly opposed. “Don’t even think about it!” Exclaimed the Oscar winner for ‘The reader’ to the filmmaker, recalling that she also asked, on two occasions, to remove any Photoshop retouching from the fiction promotional posters. “They told me ‘Kate, really, you can’t’, and I told them that I knew how many lines I have next to my eyes and I politely asked them to return them to me ,” he explained.
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Winslet wanted to give the greatest authenticity to her character , a middle-aged detective, so she asked the wardrobe department to design unflattering clothes for Mare and the hairdresser and makeup department asked her to make the hairstyle that of a real woman, of the day to day, she is focused on her work.
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In addition, he also demanded that the makeup of the protagonist of Mare of Easttown be minimal and that the detective wear her face washed in almost all the scenes, in order to give it greater veracity.
Play a real woman
“I hope to play Mare as a middle-aged woman, I turn 46 in October. I suppose that was what made the public have connected with my character, because there are no filters, “he said.
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She is a completely practical, but imperfect woman, with a normal body and a face that moves in a way that is appropriate for her age and that shows her life and where she comes from. As actresses, I think we are hungry for that, ”she continued. “She is a woman who looks in the mirror when she brushes her teeth in the morning and does not look again the rest of the day. It is like that and many women are too ”, he added.
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A commitment to naturalness that critics and the public have liked. On Rotten Tomatoes, Brad Ingelsby’s miniseries achieved 92% critical support, with an average score of 8 out of 10 based on 79 press reviews, raising the average to 82 out of 100 on Metacritic.